mul·​ti·​fam·​i·​ly ˌməl-tē-ˈfam-lē How to pronounce multifamily (audio)
: involving or common to more than one family
a multifamily home
In contrast to single-family housing, where residents typically pay directly based on the amount of water used, there are several models for billing multifamily residents …Elizabeth A. Wentz et al.

Examples of multifamily in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The latest report shows the resilience of Miami-Dade’s retail spaces, offices, warehouses, multifamily apartment buildings, condominiums and single-family housing. Rebecca San Juan, Miami Herald, 5 June 2024 The last version would have required construction to begin by July on public and internal streets as well as the first multifamily building. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 21 May 2024 And while investors are still buying single-family and multifamily homes, their purchases of single-family homes rose in the first quarter of the year by nearly 4%, but their multifamily purchases fell across townhouses, condos, and apartments. Alena Botros, Fortune, 15 May 2024 The majority of construction in Maryland, from highly complex data centers and hospitals to schools and multifamily housing, is built by merit shop workers. Reader Commentary, Baltimore Sun, 20 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for multifamily 

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multifamily was in 1903

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“Multifamily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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